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 Jacob Schick

Jacob Schick

Birth
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Jul 1937 (aged 59)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 2124 · View Source
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Military Officer, Inventor, Entrepreneur. During the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he enlisted in the United States Army. While stationed in the Philippines he nearly died from dysentery. The Army transferred him to Alaska, for health reasons, where he was part of the group that laid miles of military telegraph lines. After his retirement from the Army in 1910, but before returning to duty due to the outbreak of World War I, he was injured while exploring for gold. His concept of a razor that did not require soap and water was initially conceived during his recovery. It took him more than a decade to overcome the technical challenges. He successfully patented the first ever electric dry razor but early designs were crude and impractical and sales were sluggish. The one handed model was introduced in 1931 and sales grew rapidly in the following two years making him a millionaire. His other patents include an improved pencil sharpener and a boat for shallow water use.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Schick (16 Sep 1877–3 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2124, citing Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .